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FARC rebels release 13 child soldiers in potential peace deal

New York [USA], Sept. 11: Marxist rebels in Colombia have released around 13 child soldiers as part of a potential peace deal with the ruling government.


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Nepal to table Constitution amendment bill before September 15

Kathmandu [Nepal], Sep. 10: The Nepal Government is preparing to register a Constitution amendment proposal in parliament before September 15, the day when Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to embark on his India visit.


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Philippines will pursue independent foreign policy: Rodrigo Duterte

Beijing [China], Sep. 10: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte emphasised on Saturday that Philippines will pursue an independent foreign policy "without any interference" from any country.


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Death toll rises to 23 in B'desh garment factory fire (UPDATE)

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 10: At least 23 workers were killed and 74 others injured in a boiler explosion at a garment packaging factory in Tongi BSCIC industrial area of Bangladesh's Gazipur district today.


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Syria ceasefire: US and Russia reach tentative agreement

London [UK], Sept. 10: The United States and Russia have agreed a tentative ceasefire deal for Syria, intended to lead the way to a joint US-Russian air campaign against the Islamic State and other extremist groups and new political negotiations within the country.


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Dahal meets Nepal to mend ties between UML, Maoist Centre

Kathmandu [Nepal], Sept. 10: In a bid to mend ties with the Communist Party of Nepal -Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal -Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with the former.


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Afghanistan: Thirteen Daesh Militants killed in Nangarhar airstrikes

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 10: Local officials on Saturday said that at least thirteen Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.


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Sharif's special envoy on Kashmir fails to get official meeting with Swiss Govt.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 10: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Envoy Awais Leghari, who is on a visit to Switzerland, has failed to get an appointment with the Swiss government.


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Iran expresses interest in participating in CPEC

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 10: Terming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as one of the greatest projects in the region, Iran has expressed interest in participating in the USD 46 billion project.


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12 killed after Bangladesh garment factory catches fire

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept.10: A fire broke out in a garment packaging factory just outside Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, Police and witnesses said that dozens more have been admitted to a hospital with injuries, even as firemen are struggling to control the blaze in the four-storey building.


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Pak PM Sharif's family employs 300 Indians, alleges opposition leader Qadris

Lahore [Pakistan], Sept. 10: Tahirul Qadri, chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman has alleged that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family has employed 300 Indians in their sugar mills.


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At ASEAN, India emphasised on peaceful resolution of South China Sea dispute

Vientiane [Laos]: India emphasised on the importance of maintaining peace, security and stability, unimpeded commerce, freedom of navigation and overflight above the disputed South China Sea at the recently-concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Laos.


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Pakistani forces now abducting women, children in Dera Bugti: Baloch activist

Undisclosed location, Sept. 10: Asserting that Pakistani forces have started fresh waves of military operations across Balochistan, Baloch Republican Party representative at the United Nations Human rights council Abdul Nawaz Bugti has stated that in different parts of Dera Bugti, people are now being abducted.


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India says DPRK's latest nuke test 'matter of grave concern'

New Delhi [India], Sep. 9: Condemning Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday, India has said that it is a matter of grave concern as DPRK is once again violating international obligations.


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Washington offered USD 115bn in weapons to Saudi Arabia over past eight years:

London [UK], Sep. 9: According to a new report, the Obama administration has offered to sell USD 115 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia over its eight years in office, more than any previous administration, and the move was intended to replenish arsenal after war in Yemen.


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U.S. maintains pressure on Pak, calls for more action against terrorism

Washington D.C., [U.S.], Sept. 9: A day after the United States asserted that Pakistan cannot 'pick and choose' which terrorist groups to go after, it continued to maintain pressure on Islamabad urging it to take concerted action against safe havens and terrorist groups, adding that they want to see "more action taken".


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North Korea conducts 'potentially most powerful' nuclear test: Seoul

Washington D.C., [U.S.], Sept. 9: Seoul has confirmed that North Korea has conducted a fifth nuclear today which is potentially its most powerful yet.


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British Govt. dispels impression of 'protecting' MQM

Karachi [Pakistan], Sept. 9: The British Government has flatly refused charges that it is trying to protect the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from legal charges.


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Children make up 58 % of all Pakistani migrants: UN report

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 8: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in its latest report has pointed out that children make up 58 per cent of all refugees from Pakistan, the highest proportion in the South Asian region.


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Indo-US pact against CPEC, Pakistan, claims Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad (Pakistan): Hafiz Saeed, founder of the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), on Wednesday slammed the new pact between India and America against the China - Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...


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Kabul city attack targeted charity: Afghanistan Govt.

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 6: Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said that the target of Monday night's bombing in Kabul city appears to have been a charity by the name of CARE (Pamlarana).


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Pope Francis declares Mother Teresa a saint in Vatican City

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday declared revered nun Mother Teresa a saint in a canonization mass at St Peter's square in Vatican City. "For the honour of the Blessed Trinity... we declare and define...


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False alarm at Los Angeles airport, 'loud noises' not gunfire

Los Angeles: In the latest false alarm at a busy U.S. airport, terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated briefly late on Sunday after reports of gunfire in one of the terminals but then police...


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Burkinis return to French beach as ban is lifted

Paris: The controversial burkini ban was overturned by France's highest administrative court on Friday, which led to a Right-wing backlash as mayors vowed to defy the ruling.


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French human rights groups challenge burkini bans; verdict today

Paris: Human rights groups have challenged the legality of municipal bans on full-body burkini swimsuits, worn by Muslim women, before France's highest administrative court Thursday, a practice that some denounced as...


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Deaf driver shot dead by US cop during traffic stop

Miami: A deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding in Charlotte, US on Thursday. Authorities in the southern US state of North Carolina said on Monday they are investigating the...


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Trump wants extreme vetting of new immigrants into US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has now proposed an "extreme vetting process" for new immigrants in order to prevent entry of radicalised ones into the United States.


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Trump calls Obama 'the founder of ISIS'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday referred to Barack Obama as "the founder of ISIS," taking his previous accusation that the President was a sympathiser of the Islamic State terror group to a...


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Emirates airline plane crash-lands at Dubai airport

An Emirates flight from Kerala crashlanded at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, but all the 300 people on board were safely evacuated, the Dubai government said. Emirates has also confirmed the news...


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Clinton says Trump can't be trusted with nuclear weapons

Philadelphia: US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday the challenges facing Americans demand steady leadership and a collective spirit, and called rival Donald Trump dangerous and volatile...


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